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#1 EricFromPa ONLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2020 - 09:35 PM

Was looking through our local classified ads and found more good stuff that I couldn't afford to pass up.

 

I'll add pics when I get this mess sorted.

 

1 complete and fairly clean 1053

1 complete 1050

2 sleeve hitches

2 snow/dirt plows

1 decent 42" deck

1 set of Bolens embossed 55lb wheel weights

1 set of 2 link tire chains with cleats

 

and a bunch of other stuff that I need to go through mostly spare parts.

 

And a clean G12 with Plow and deck and another set of wheel weights and chains that I have to go get.

 

Paid $150 for the 1st bunch that was going to go to scrap if not sold and Traded a Craftsman LTX1000 with single cylinder 18hp Kohler and 42" deck that I bought the other week for $85 and had to fix for the G12.

 

Plan is to keep 2 and give 1 to the "goofy neighbor" (inside joke lol) so he doesn't have to keep borrowing my tractor to plow and haul mulch and firewood with. Neighbor is helping me by hauling this stuff home and I don't have room for 3 more so I'm gona hook him up. 

 

Crappy picture from the Ad will have to do for now. That's the 1053,plow,deck and some of the stuff.

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Posted July 26, 2020 - 09:40 PM

Nice haul. I'd agree that you can't let that package slip by. Looking forward to hearing more about it once you get things sorted. Congrats.
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Posted July 26, 2020 - 09:40 PM

Nice score!  I have not seen much of anything for sale around here lately.  Things seem to have dried up around here.  Glad to have picked up what I have!

 

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Posted July 27, 2020 - 03:20 AM

Nice haul! I saw that add for the 2 tractors. Sounded like a great deal. Would have been a daylong road trip and I although I could have found space to put them, I didn't need them. I can't even seem to find time to work on the ones I already have. LOL
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Posted July 27, 2020 - 06:42 AM

Nice haul. So, you are going to get your neighbor addicted by giving him his first fix for free? Should be fun. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 27, 2020 - 09:51 AM

Nice haul


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Posted July 27, 2020 - 11:29 AM

Nice haul! I saw that add for the 2 tractors. Sounded like a great deal. Would have been a daylong road trip and I although I could have found space to put them, I didn't need them. I can't even seem to find time to work on the ones I already have. LOL

 

LOL I was lucky that Pennswoods/Renuug is having login issues again. I'm sure that they would of been long gone at that price otherwise. I recognized the big building in the background and said to myself "heck I know where that is" and the neighbor was out in his garden. Walked over and said "Hey? Wanta go for a ride?" The rest is history lol. 

 

I have to say I was quite excited when I seen the "load". The 1050 hasn't run in a long time but all of the tires hold air and it is complete except for the missing drive belts, (PTO belts are still on it so the drive belts must have broke that least time it was used) but the 1053 has 1 new front tire on it (it needs 1 more new tire) and a set of new Red Amamid/kevlar drive belts on it. Both were stored inside a steel building.

 

Talked to the owner a bit and he said it's been a couple of years since the 1053 was run. But he drained the gas out of the tank and the carb and the oil out of the engine and fogged it with Sta-Bil fogging oil. Don't know why he drained the oil to put it up. 1st time I've seen that. He is in his 80s. His wife gave me a hand full of home made cookies and thanked me for "hauling off some of his junk" lol   

 

Truethfully I probably would of paid the $150 for Embossed the wheel weights. They don't come up forsale very often. Now I have to find me a cheap tiller and a sleeve hitch plow. Ethan has a complete hydraulic lift setup on a crusty 1054 that has a bad engine. Either way I'm gona have to give him a call, I need a couple parts. I'm missing 1 free wheel pin and 1 air cleaner assembly.

 

I got me 2 Bolens tractors with Points ignition TRA10D engines WOOT! The G12 is a really nice tractor but Meh! lol


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Posted July 27, 2020 - 12:11 PM

You made out well, looking forward to seeing more pics!


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Posted July 27, 2020 - 05:42 PM

Pics. Haven't gone through the parts boxes and crates yet. I put 2 big boxes of parts in the shed untill I get time to go through them.

 

Picked up this Craftsman for $85 and had to weld the front axle support which was cracked and it made it cut very crooked. It's getting traded for the G12 and another plow and deck Thursday evening. JD is a customers machine and Husky is a customers machine. 

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Bolens goodies.

 

 

 

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Posted July 27, 2020 - 05:44 PM

More Pics.

 

Had a visitor eyeballing my plants. lol

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Posted July 27, 2020 - 05:55 PM

I'm pretty sure the engine in the 1053 is not original. It is a metallic Green block with green dipstick tube with Brown tins. Looks like it may have had a replacement long block installed in it at some point.  It's also says S8D on the tag and has a 3 bolt carter? carb on it which is the wrong engine. This one will most likely go to the neighbor once I get it running. He doesn't need anything bigger for plowing and hauling stuff around. He was kinda eyeballing it anyway lol. Battery in the 1053 is dated 2009 so it hasn't sat to awfully long. I'm keeping the 1050 because it still has it's original engine and is very complete. Should not take much to get them both running. 

 

The gear box on the deck is stripped out and the 1 plow is not a Bolens plow but was made to fit a bolens. Still not bad for $150.

 

They are both in pretty good condition for there age.


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Posted July 27, 2020 - 06:08 PM

Metallic / olive green was what wisconsin used on alot of their replacement engines offered later , many times dealers installed these or customer would buy a drop in replacement which was always that green color


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Posted July 27, 2020 - 06:12 PM

Yep that's what I thought when I seen the green painted block and dipstick tube and the top of the dipstick. I'm pretty sure that it's a S8D though which would be the wrong engine for a 1053. The model number tag on the tractor is painted over and I doubt that I can clean it off enough to read the numbers.

 

 

It will be more than enough for the neighbor to plow snow and push mulch around with in his garden and drag a trailer around with.

 

 

Kinda excited when I seen the 2 sleeve hitches. 1 Red one and 1 White one. The White one still has the small paper Bolens tag on it and it doesn't look like it was ever mounted to a tractor. Don't see these around here that often.

 

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Red one has plates bolted fast to it which will go away.

 

 


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Posted July 28, 2020 - 03:24 AM

You made a very sweet deal! Maybe I should have taken a day trip! LOL Sounds like the tractors found a good home. I have a tiller listed in the sale section. I would give you another sweet deal if you wanted to drive up to south western NY to pick it up. Food for thought.
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Posted July 29, 2020 - 08:10 PM

Got the 1050 running. Doesn't smoke but it does knock a bit.

 

If anyone has a NOS or good used Wisconsin TRA10D DA-83-S1 Connecting rod,Head gasket and a set of STD rings send me a PM please.

 

Runs good enough and the tractor is to complete to part out. Might as well throw some money at it.  

 

I had the 1053 running briefly. Sounded strong. It backfired through the carb at 1 point (intake valve was a little sticky, which I later got freeded up by spraying with penetrating fluid and turning the valve through the spark plug hole with my Pic set) and blew the welch plug out of the carb on the other opposite side of the low speed needle. I'm going to thread it and install a small pipe plug with thread sealant. It must of been really really loose. Looks like someone had it fall out before because they peened around it with a punch but the hole is still round. Small pipe plug will fix it rite up.  Don't need that thing coming out again.

 

The small welch plug blew out and flew across the yard and is laying in the grass somewhere. I'll never find that little thing. I have a bunch of 1/4" to 1/2" pipe plugs in a metal Chock Full O Nuts coffee can in the shed. Came with a large lot of new nuts,bolts,washers and screws that I got at Auction for a couple bucks years ago. 


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